Adkins #3133

            Delegate Shott moves to amend the bill on page one, by striking out the title and substituting therefor a new title, to read as follows:

A BILL to amend and reenact §16-3-4 and §16-3-5 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended,

all relating generally to compulsory immunizations; adding chickenpox, hepatitis-B, meningitis and mumps to the list of diseases for which vaccination is required; requiring children entering or enrolled in state regulated child care centers to be immunized; providing for qualifications for medical exemptions to compulsory vaccination; authorizing the Commissioner of the Bureau for Public Health to condition, deny, suspend or revoke a medical exemption to compulsory immunization requirements; providing for a review of a decision by the State Health Officer; providing a right of appeal of a final determination of the State Health Officer; prohibiting the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Resources and the Commissioner of the Bureau of Public Health from adding compulsory vaccinations through promulgation of a rule; providing that amendments made to this section supercede any interpretative rules; clarifying the duty of county health departments to provide immunization services; repealing the criminal offense of refusing to permit a child to be vaccinated; removing an inaccurate legislative finding; clarifying the duties of the Commissioner to acquire and distribute vaccines; clarifying the duties of the Immunization Advisory Committee; establishing a date upon which members of the advisory committee must be appointed; prohibiting members of the advisory committee from participating in matters that will have a direct and predictable effect on their financial interests; establishing the Commissioner as the chair of the advisory committee; extending the terms of the members of the advisory committee from two to four years; and requiring health insurance policies and prepaid care to provide coverage for child immunization services through age eighteen.